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Victron Bluesolar MPPT 12/24/36/48V 100V/20A Solar Charge Controller (SCC110020170R)…

Victron Bluesolar MPPT 12/24/36/48V 100V/20A Solar Charge Controller (SCC110020170R)…

    Victron BlueSolar MPPT Controllers

    Victron also offers the widest range of quality MPPT solar controllers in the market. The smaller 75/10 and 75/15 products are ideally suited to 12 and 24 volt systems that employ low cost 250 watt class grid tie panels. The 75 volt open circuit rating can also handle up to 3 x 12 volt style panels in series for those who wish to retain existing panels.

    The higher power 100/15, 100/30 and 100/50 products can take advantage of stacking two 260 watt class panels in series/parallel arrays for 12 and 24 volt systems. The higher open circuit voltage 150/35, 45, 60, 70, 85 and 100 models can handle up to 3 series panels in a series/parallel array.

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    The table below outlines the expected midday charge current into 12, 24 and 48 volt batteries for each controller with typical grid tie style solar panels. We are using a.7 power factor to derate the panel for lying flat and for temperature. Nominal 13, 26 and 52 volts were used in the calculations for battery voltage. Multiply the amps by about 6 to get an approximate idea of amp-hours generated per day. The S designates panels in a string and the P designates parallel. Actual panel output power will vary pending panel inclination, temperature, latitude and season.

    Practical Guide. Solar Panel Configurations

    MPPT Model 12 volt 24 Volt 48 Volt
    75/10 1 x 200W. 10 amps 2S x 200W. 10 amps NA
    75/15 1 x 260W. 14 amps 2P x 260W.14 amps NA
    100/15 1 x 260W. 14 amps 1 x 2S x 260W. 14 amps NA
    100/30 2S x 260W. 28 amps 2 x 2S x 260W. 28 amps NA
    100/50 3P x 260W. 42 amps 3 x 2S x 260W. 42 amps NA
    150/35 3S x 260W. 35 amps 2 x 3S x 260W. 35 amps 4 x 3S x 260W. 35 amps
    150/45 2 x 2S x 260W. 45 amps 2 x 3S x 260W. 42 amps 4 x 3S x 260W. 42 amps
    150/60 2 x 2S x 260W. 56 amps 3 x 3S x 260W. 60 amps 6 x 3S x 260W. 60 amps
    150/70 2 x 3S x 260W. 70 amps 4 x 3S x 260W. 70 amps 6 x 3S x 260W. 63 amps
    150/85 2 x 3S x 260W. 84 amps 4 x 3S x 260W. 84 amps 8 x 3S x 260W. 84 amps
    150/100 3 x 3S x 260W. 100 amps 5 x 3S x 260W. 100 amps 10 x 3S x 260W. 100 amps

    So-called 12 volt panels can readily be used with the lower power controllers. Note that all panels connected to a single controller must be of the same model. In selection of the appropriate controller, the following should be taken into account.

    • The number of panels in series times the panel Voc must not exceed the controller Voc rating. The panel Voc for the lowest temperature operation should be used.
    • The number of panels times panel watts indicates the maximum power. Divide that power by 13 to determine maximum current. Multiply that by 0.7 to find the expected maximum charge current.

    Advanced Users

    Download the Victron Solar Panel Calculator for exacting designs of solar panel systems using Victron MPPT regulators. Alternatively, check out the latest MPPT Sizing Calculator on the Victron MPPT Solar Charge Controller page.

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    SmartSolar with inbuilt Bluetooth and VE.Smart Networking

    Victrons SmartSolar MPPT controllers are similar to the BlueSolar controllers, but with inbuilt Bluetooth. The inbuilt Bluetooth allows the controller to talk wirelessly to the Victron Smart Battery Sense and other additional controllers. The Smart Battery Sense provides the controllers with voltage and temperature corrected charge data for more effective battery charging. Using the VictronConnect app on a smartphone is also the easiest method to set up the controllers.

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    A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels, and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar maximizes this energy-harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar maintains battery health, extending its life.

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    Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)- Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra-fast MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers. Load output- Over-discharge of the battery can be prevented by connecting all loads to the load output. The load output will disconnect the load when the battery has been discharged to a pre-set voltage. Alternatively, an intelligent battery management algorithm can be chosen: see Battery Life. The load output is short circuit proof. Some loads (especially inverters) can best be connected directly to the battery, and the inverter remote control connected to the load output. A special interface cable may be needed, please see the manual. Battery Life: intelligent battery management- When a solar charge controller is not able to recharge the battery to its full capacity within one day, the result is often that the battery will continually be cycled between a ‘partially charged’ state and the ‘end of discharge’ state. This mode of operation (no regular full recharge) will destroy a lead-acid battery within weeks or months. The Battery Life algorithm will monitor the state of charge of the battery and, if needed, day by day slightly increase the load disconnect level (i.e. disconnect the load earlier) until the harvested solar energy is sufficient to recharge the battery to nearly the full 100%. From that point onwards the load disconnect level will be modulated so that a nearly 100% recharge is achieved about once every week. Programmable battery charge algorithm- See the software section on our website for details Day/night timing and light dimming option- See the software section on our website for details Programming, real-time data and history display options- Color Control GX or other GX devices: see the Venus documents on our website. A smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device: VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle needed.


    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Battery voltage ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>12/24V Auto Select
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Rated charge current ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>20A
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b) ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>290W
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b) ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>580W
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Max. PV short circuit current 2) ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>20A
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Automatic load disconnect ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>Yes
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Maximum PV open circuit voltage ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>100V
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Peak efficiency ” data-sheets-value=”” style=”width: 274.641px;”>98%
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Self-consumption ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>12V: 25 mA 24V: 15 mA
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Charge voltage ‘absorption’ ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>14,4V / 28,8V (adjustable)
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Charge voltage ‘float’ ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>13,8V / 27,6V (adjustable)
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Charge algorithm ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>multi-stage adaptive
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Temperature compensation ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>-16 mV / °C resp32 mV / °C
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Continuous/peak load current ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>15A / 20A
    ” style=”width: 300.359px;”>Low voltage load disconnect ” style=”width: 274.641px;”>11,1V / 22,2V or 11,8V / 23,6V

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    Victron BlueSolar Vs SmartSolar – Which is Better?

    Victron BlueSolar and SmartSolar charge controllers are two high-quality, dependable solutions that can properly regulate the charging process of your battery.

    By Olivia Bolt April 25, 2023 Review

    Among the leading solar brands, Victron Energy stands out for its two well-known versions of MPPT charge controllers; BlueSolar and SmartSolar. Although both have similar functions, when it comes to choosing between Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar charge controllers, it ultimately depends on the specific requirements of your solar power system. Let us dive deeper and learn about Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar specs, price range, and warranty to determine which is a better choice.

    Victron BlueSolar Vs SmartSolar – Which is Better?

    SmartSolar and BlueSolar are models of solar charge controllers manufactured by Victron Energy. BlueSolar series is a basic, affordable solution with an efficient charging mechanism. On the other hand, SmartSolar provides extra features which include more control and monitoring capabilities. Before you get to know about their differences, take a look at their key features:

    Victron BlueSolar Charge Controller

    BlueSolar charge controller is the MPPT charge controller manufactured by Victron Energy. It gathers the sunlight from the solar panel and uses it to charge the batteries attached to the solar system. It is the older model of the charge controller that uses MPPT technology to maintain the balance of the charging and helps in supplying a constant voltage.

    They also have a feature of connecting an external dongle to allow Bluetooth connectivity. It would enable the customer to use the Victron connect, maximizing the potential of the MPPT and the charge controller device.

    Victron SmartSolar Charge Controller

    SmartSolar is the newer model of charge controller released by Victron Energy. It comes with an array of improvements over its predecessors which accumulate to make it a better package. It helps in maintaining battery health and durability by ensuring a constant supply of energy. This SmartsSolar model is based on advanced MPPT technology which helps in increasing efficiency by generating the maximum solar energy.

    SmartSolar also comes with an inbuilt Bluetooth sensor which helps in connecting devices via VictronConnect. It further aids with increased efficiency by constant monitoring and maximizing the use of MPPT technology.

    Since you have a basic understanding of Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar charge controllers, do you know how they differ from one another:

    • The biggest difference between the two models is the option of connectivityavailable in them. SmartSolar comes with a built-in Bluetooth option which allows more remote and easy connectivity when compared to BlueSolar.
    • The second major difference is the efficiency of the two models as SmartSolar is comparatively more efficient. This allows it to convert more solar energy into electricity when compared to BlueSolar.
    • SmartSolar also has a built-in MPPT tracker, unlike BlueSolar which gives it a bigger edge when it comes to efficiency.

    What are the Victron BlueSolar Vs SmartSolar Specs?

    Talking about Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar specs, both of them are two widely used charge controllers in solar panels manufactured by Victron Energy. Both of these models are highly popular due to their good quality and dependable performance but there is a sizeable gap between the specifications of the two models. The specifications of Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar are as follows:

    • SmartSolar is the advanced model of the two as it has an inbuilt MPPT tracker which increases the efficiency of the charge controller as this is missing in the BlueSolar.
    • SmartSolar is available in 12, 24, 36, and 48-volt variants whereas BlueSolar is available only in 12, 24, and 48-volt models.
    • Wireless connectivity through inbuilt Bluetooth is the biggest differentiator between the two models as the BlueSolar misses this feature making the SmartSolar a more easy-to-use model.

    What is Victron BlueSolar Vs SmartSolar Price Range?

    People often compare Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar price ranges before buying them. The price of a Smart Solar can range from anywhere between 50 for a basic 10amp model up to 700 for higher-end variants with more capacity and features like Bluetooth. Smart Solar is a newer model of Victron Energy as it offers the latest features and better efficiency through adding an MPPT tracker and inbuilt Bluetooth support.

    The price for the older BlueSolar model is comparatively lower. They lack the premium features of the SmartSolar models as they start from 30 for the basic variant and go up to a few hundred dollars based on their capacity and features.

    Price is one of the deciding factors when it comes to buying a charge controller for a solar panel as the majority of people are price sensitive and tend to find the best value for their money. Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar price is a widely considered criterion as both of these are good quality charge controllers which offer a different set of features according to individual needs.

    Note: The price mentioned could vary depending on the model and location, the mentioned information is based solely on market research.

    What is Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar Warranty Period?

    BlueSolar and SmartSolar are charge controllers manufactured by Victron Energy which is known for delivering good quality products to its customers. They are well-known for their after-sales services, which include offering consumers a defect and inefficiency-free guarantee period, replacements, and repairs based on the customer’s demands and the terms and conditions.

    BlueSolar and SmartSolar even though are very distinct in terms of features and efficiency, offer the same warranty of 5 years for the majority of the parts in the charge controller. However, the batteries are covered under a two-year warranty and lithium-ion batteries are covered under a three-year warranty.

    The warranty is only applicable if a certain set of terms and conditions are met, and the warranty would be considered void if they are found to be violated and they are:

    • The first condition is that a warranty is not given for products that have suffered any kind of physical damage or have been tampered with by authorized personnel.
    • Any damage suffered due to factors like inadequate power supply, the reverse of battery polarity, damage due to lightning or overheating, or insufficient tightening of screws will not be covered under the warranty and the replacement or repair cost will have to be borne by the customer.

    Note: The replacement and repair can vary based on the terms and conditions provided for a product.

    Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar becomes a necessary comparison in order to find the best deal with the best value. If you need a charge controller for your solar power system, both the Victron BlueSolar and SmartSolar are MPPT charge controllers. In conclusion, note that SmartSolar is a better package with improved efficiency, connectivity, and features. However, it is significantly more expensive when compared to BlueSolar. BlueSolar is a reliable option for solar charge controllers but lacks the additional features provided by SmartSolar.

    Hence, they are excellent choices because they are efficient, reliable, and retrofitted to meet your specific usage requirements. Nevertheless, when comparing Victron BlueSolar vs SmartSolar price range, you should keep in mind that it varies depending on model and capacity. You can be confident that Victron Energy’s products, whichever option you select, are manufactured to the highest standards. They ensure the high performance and lifespan of your off-grid solar power system.

    Olivia is committed to green energy and works to help ensure our planet’s long-term habitability. She takes part in environmental conservation by recycling and avoiding single-use plastic.

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